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12:00 AM, July 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 14, 2020

Working from Home in Style

While some of us consider ‘working from home’ a blessing, since we no longer have to go through the arduous process of changing into an appropriate set of clothes for work — especially to sum up numbers on the excel sheet; there are many others amongst us, who blatantly beg to differ. Fashion Police conforms to the thought process of the latter segment of the society.

Rain, shine, work from home or not — you must always be in your best possible appearance! Not only because it is pleasing to others, but because it keeps your mood uplifted and your mind fresh.

The challenge lies in the fact that you cannot wear any sort of elaborate clothing, because it would not suit the environment, and yet, you must be in clothes that are comfortable and trendy at the same time.

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The basic idea is to create a meaningful balance that makes the wearer feel relaxed, calm, trendy and content, all at the same time.

So, what is actually trending at the moment for a 'stay at home' or 'working from home' stylish individual?

Here are some of our picks.

For the ladies:

Cotton kurtis in light colours like beige, ivory white, or light brown are definitely worth keeping in collection.

The above mentioned kurtis look fabulous when paired with a set of white palazzos or light-coloured pants. It is advisable to avoid jeans for the moment because of the hot and humid weather.

Another favourite by the fashionistas of the world are kaftans and fusion midis. You can style them as you want and the best part, they complement all sorts of body shapes.

For all the sari lovers, you are definitely in luck, because nothing can ever trump saris, especially for ladies in this part of the continent. For a webinar with colleagues or a brief meeting over Zoom, you can always opt for the cotton sari. Always remember that simplicity takes precedence in this case and hence, choose only that sari which has minimal motifs and boasts a soothing colour like various shades of white, pastels and corals.

For the gentlemen:

There's no better alternative to a fatua in light colours, and pants in slightly deeper shades.

Again, it's best to avoid jeans and tees for the work from home concept, because you have to maintain that perfect balance between too casual or extremely formal. And jeans fall into the former category.

If you are a South East Asian male, then nothing can ever top your trendiness over a white panjabi and pyjama.

Hopefully, this clears the styling confusion that most of us have been facing for the last couple of months.

Whatever the case, the final lines are that it is never okay to be working in your PJs or shorts, even if you have blocked out the laptop camera and the world is unable to see you.

Because it was never about them, it has been always about your mental wellbeing and how fresh you felt after donning a new set of trendy, home-friendly, comfortable clothes.


Photo: Reza Amin

Model: Liz L George

Wardrobe: WFH by Humaira Khan

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